A Conversation on the Impact of Racial Injustices, Health Inequities, and Paths for Moving Forward

Join the national School-Based Health Alliance and the Weitzman Institute for a special panel discussion tomorrow, June 4, addressing the legacy of racial injustices and health inequities and discussing what we can do to stand in solidarity for change and form solutions for moving forward.

The school-based webinar topic, Health & Wellness; Ideas for Re-entry into the School Year, has been postponed. Look out for a new date on this topic coming soon.

The recording will be sent after the live session to all registrants.

If you have registered for the School-Based Webinar Series, you do not need to register again.

This webinar is the first in what will be a continuation of sessions on social determinants of health, health inequities, and racial justice. Stay tuned for more information on future webinars on these topics.

Time: Thursday, June 4; noon-1pm PST (3pm-4pm EST)


  • Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MM; Vice President, Eastern Region, CHC, Inc.
  • Robert Boyd, President, School-Based Health Alliance
  • Dan Bryant, LPC, MSEd, Clinical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, CHC, Inc.
  • Tichianaa Armah, MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry, CHC, Inc.
  • April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP, Associate Director, Weitzman Institute, CHC, Inc.


California School-Based Health Alliance Telehealth Webinar Series

From the California School-Based Health Alliance:

New Telehealth Webinar Series

In response to COVID19, we are partnering with the California Telehealth Policy Coalition, The Children’s Partnership, The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health, and the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Network to host a webinar series to help SBHCs transition to telehealth services. We are grateful to Molina Healthcare for supporting this series.

Upcoming webinars:

Telehealth Webinar 2:  Billing & Reimbursement
Tuesday, May 19, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm:
Get an overview of behavioral health and medical telehealth billing for federally qualified health centers.

Presenter: Bao Xiong, Assistant Director of Health Center Operations, California Primary Care Association

Register for May 19

Telehealth Webinar 3: Telehealth Platforms
Thursday, May 21, from 11:00 am – Noon:
Learn about the different considerations schools and health centers should take into account when adopting a telehealth platform.

Presenter: Amanda Martin, MHA, Executive Director, Center for Rural Health Innovation

Register for May 21

Telehealth Webinar 4: Medical
Wednesday, May 27, from 11:00 am – Noon:
Learn the steps you need to take to transition to telemedicine including clinical considerations, technology needs, and how to handle urgent situations.

Presenter: Mario Bialostozky, MD, Director of Quality and Informatics, Rady Children’s Urgent Care

Register for May 27

SBHC COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions This Week

School-Based Health Center (SBHC) COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions

The national School-Based Health Alliance invites SBHC sponsor organizations and administrators and SBHC primary care and behavioral health clinicians to join their peers from across the nation to discuss, share, and learn from each other on how SBHCs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Alliance does not have all the answers, we want to provide support to SBHCs by connecting like individuals and facilitating peer-to-peer listening and learning opportunities.

Each week, April 28th through May 21st, we will host two listening and learning sessions. We will announce the topic and registration link for each week’s session a week ahead of time. The May 19th and 21st sessions will focus on mental health.

We will record each session and post the archives on our website.

REGISTER HERE: We invite SBHC sponsors/administrators and SBHC primary care and behavioral health clinicians to register for next week’s virtual listening and learning opportunities by clicking on their respective link below:

•    SBHC Sponsor and Administrator – May 19, 2020, from 1-2:30 pm EST
•    SBHC Primary Care and Behavioral Health Clinicians – May 21, 2020, from 1-2:30 pm EST

The Alliance remains open and working to meet the new needs of our field. For more COVID specific information and updates for SBHCs and Alliance efforts, visit:

2020 National School-Based Health Care Convention Cancelled

Cross-posted from the national School-Based Health Alliance:

Due to the current pandemic, the Alliance is canceling the 2020 National School-Based Health Care Convention. We are disappointed to cancel this year’s event, but we are continuing to move forward in our work to improve the health of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care. You will automatically receive a refund by your original form of payment (check or credit card). There is no further action needed on the registrant’s part.

The Alliance is working with our state affiliates, national and local partners, and representatives from the field to put together virtual offerings to assist and offer some guidance during these tumultuous times. Please stay tuned for future offerings.

We are also offering virtual listening and learning events for the field:

May 19 @  1 pm EST

Register for our SBHC COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions for SBHC Sponsors and Administrators Webinar

May 21 @ 1 pm EST

Register for our SBHC COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions for Primary Care and Behavioral Health Clinicians Webinar

Please visit our website at for additional resources and information.

We hope you will save the date for our 2021 National School-Based Health Care Convention the week of June 28 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you next year.